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BENEFITS OF STATE MEMBERSHIP
USBIA welcomes membership applications from State-based, non-profit organizations.
State Members of USBIA are united in a common mission to engage the community in preventing brain injury and improving lives. By joining USBIA, your organization is automatically connected to a network of other state organizations that share similar goals and are dedicated to affecting positive change through education, collaboration, advocacy, and outreach. State Membership in USBIA provides your organization with a range of practical, hands-on tools and resources to help you effectively manage the day-to-day operations of a successful brain injury organization fulfilling the needs of those in the brain injury community in your state.
We encourage the leadership of state organizations to review the many benefits of USBIA that are listed below. When you are ready to join the Alliance, click here, or simply call us at (703) 960-6500.
- PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATION
- WEB-BASED ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES
- CONTINUING EDUCATION
- A UNIFIED VOICE FOR PUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY
- RESOURCE GENERATION
- BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH MATERIALS
Through the USBIA membership network, the executive staff of state organizations are able to establish direct connections to their counterparts in other states. Through peer-to-peer dialogue, state leaders and staff can develop and share strategies to meet the needs of persons with brain injury, their caregivers, and service providers where they live. Moreover, networking with other leaders can be of tremendous benefit in identifying potential opportunities and can provide assistance in meeting the day-to-day challenges of running a successful brain injury organization.
USBIA members have access to an integrated website that offers a comprehensive range of resources for all those active in the field of brain injury. The USBIA website includes a password-protected e-library which contains hundreds of downloadable resources on topics which members can use to improve the information and resources they have available for the people they serve. Topics include:
- Advocacy. Sample campaigns, letters, and proclamations for engaging federal, state and local governments to use in advocating for individuals and families in your state.
- Fundraising. Development ideas, templates and checklists for generating donations to assure that your organization can meet the needs of those you serve in your state.
- Nonprofit Administration. Non-profit business forms including sample bylaws, job descriptions, personnel policies, and procedures for day-to-day operations.
- Awareness. Cutting edge educational presentations on a variety of injury prevention topics including sports concussion, teen driving, falls, prevention and pediatric abusive head trauma.
- Brain Injury Education. Easy to duplicate collateral materials, publications, fact sheets, posters and booklets for use in educating the community.
USBIA regularly conducts webinars on a range of practical topics including: fundraising, public policy, living with brain injury, community organization and many others. All of USBIA’s continuing education efforts are designed to help member states deliver effective services to their constituents, and are archived on the USBIA website.
USBIA lends its voice to a range of brain injury issues on a federal level to support awareness, and increase funding for research and government programs. In addition, USBIA engages and interacts with other non-profits, safety organizations, corporations and other entities whose activities are impacting the lives of persons with brain injury.
USBIA facilitates learning communities drawing on the collective knowledge of its members to share information on financial development and strategies for ensuring the stability and long-term viability of member states. One-on-one assistance with resource development is also available through the USBIA peer-to-peer support program to assist members in successfully serving individuals in their state.
No matter what level of membership in USBIA that you chose, your organization will be part of an established network of like-minded organizations dedicated to serving persons with brain injury and their caregivers. Membership in USBIA provides a direct link to those who share common goals for support, education and collaboration. In addition, staff members of USBIA member states are entitled to register at reduced rates to attend the conferences of other organizations, including the North American Brain Injury Society Annual Conference on Brain Injury and the International Brain Injury Association’s World Congress on Brain Injury.
In partnership with other national brain injury organizations, USBIA participates in the Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill designed to increase brain injury awareness among congressional lawmakers and their staff. USBIA also provides member states with a variety of materials including sample press releases, talking points, posters, and graphics to help promote March as Brain Injury Awareness Month on a local level.
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